The griffon riders of the Pearl Guard are commonly known as the Winged Legion. High in the sky, atop their Arctic Griffons, they protect the city of Entari from airborne threats and patrol the borders of the region.
Becoming a griffon rider is one of the highest honors for a member of the Pearl Guard. They are the most capable and well trained warriors of the guard and are perceived by the general population as a shining example of mastery in the arts of war. The Winged Legion plays a huge part in warfare for the Pearl Guard, as they are able to oversee the battle as well as strike the enemy from above with their Silver Snow Bows
. Riders also sweep down from above and strike their foes with their Silver Snow Blade
, flying out of reach before any oppossing forces can counter their attack. During times of peace, the riders fly out from the Twin Forts
and patrol the borders of Entari. Together with the scouts of the Pearl Guard
they are responsible of detecting all visitors entering the lands.
Griffon riders are attached to their mount with an invention made by the Silver Hand
. It consists of a 10ft. long braided metal thread which can be attached to the belt of the uniform. The other end features a large metal ring with a quickrelease. The ring itself can be attached to the underside of a Griffon Saddle and makes sure the rider does not fall to their death if they are knocked out of the saddle. Through the years riders have learned how to perform acrobatic leaps by jumping off their mount and swinging back up on the other side, hence it's namesake: the Tumbling Ring. Some have even perfected the art of attacking their targets while swinging from a flying griffon.
16 (Pearl Guard Armor)
75 (10d8 + 30)
Strength +3, Dexterity +5, Intelligence +4, Wisdom +4
Pearl Resolve. When subjected to a magical effect that allows the Pearl Guard Griffon Rider to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, they instead take no damage if they succeed on the saving throw. Additionally the Pearl Guard Griffon Rider ignores difficult terrain created by ice or snow.
Fey Ancestry. The Pearl Guard Griffon Rider has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put them to sleep.
Focus. The Pearl Guard Griffon Rider has advantage on the first attack roll they make after they have completed a short or long rest.
Tumbling Ring. If the Pearl Guard Griffon Rider is knocked unconcious or out of their saddle while in the air, they remain suspended from their mount with a braided metal thread which is attached to their armor.
Multiattack. The Pearl Guard Griffon Rider makes two scimitar attacks or two Longbow attacks.
Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+3) Slashing damage.
Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) Piercing damage.